Allied Health and Nursing

Radiologic technologists, also called radiographers, produce X-ray films of  all parts of the human body for diagnosis of medical problems. Radiologic technologists work in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and emergency and urgent care centers. Radiologic technologists may work anywhere from a small private doctor’s office to operating rooms in large metropolitan hospitals.

Radiologic technologists are responsible for all aspects of producing high quality radiographs (X-rays). Patient care and positioning, equipment settings and adjustments for individual patients, patient protection from radiation exposure and analysis of X-ray quality are all important in the radiologic technologist’s work.

The field of radiology is expanding and is being driven by state-of-the-art technologies. New imaging equipment and techniques keep the field interesting and diversified. Radiologic technologists often specialize in specific techniques, such as mammography, CT or MRI scanning.

These specialties are sometimes learned on the job or may require additional education. Radiologic technologists may also work as administrators or in businesses, which provide equipment and supplies to radiology departments in hospitals and clinics.

Related Programs

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiation Therapists

Educational Opportunities in Radiography

Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Students who graduate from this program are eligible to take the national registry examination administered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students in this program learn the skills necessary to be employed in a diagnostic radiology center. Graduates of this program are prepared for continuing specialized education in other areas of diagnostic imaging.

Related Educational Opportunities in Health Care

  • Certificate of proficiency in emergency medical services – paramedic
  • Certificate of proficiency in medical assisting
  • Certificate of proficiency in phlebotomy
  • Certificate of proficiency in licensed practical nursing
  • Associate of applied science in nursing
  • Associate of applied science in clinical laboratory science technology
  • Associate of applied science in dental hygiene
  • Associate of applied science in diagnostic medical sonography
  • Associate of applied science in physical therapist assisting
  • Associate of applied science in surgical technology
  • Associate of technical studies in nuclear medicine

Other Educational Opportunities through LCCC’s University Partnership

Youngstown State University
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science— Major in Allied Health
The program is based on a two-plus-two concept where the associate-degree courses provide the technical education for the first two years of the baccalaureate-degree program.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Major in Public Health
The Public Health major offers the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (B.S.A.S.) degree. The public health program integrates classroom and experiential learning in many of its courses. Public health graduates are employed in public health agencies, non-profit organizations, hospitals and other health and care settings, and governmental agencies.

There are five standard areas in public health training that enable students to perform the essentials services of public health. These are epidemiology, biostatistics, health services administration, environmental health and behavioral science/health education. The curriculum for the YSU bachelor’s degree in public health addresses each of the five core areas through multiple courses. This curriculum enables mastery at the bachelor’s level of the nationally recognized Public Health Core Competencies, and requires an internship tailored to the area of public health interests of each student. This contemporary major also includes two 3 semester hour courses in bioterrorism, mass causality and crisis management in public health. Most of the professional courses for the degree can be completed through a combination of interactive videoconferencing and online distance learning options.

The B.S.A.S. in public health can also prepare the student to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). CHES assess individual and community health needs; plan and implement effective health education and health promotion programs; coordinate and manage the provision of health education and promotion services; effectively communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources; and conduct program evaluation.

Certificate in Health Care Management
The certificate in health care management is a collaborative program between the College of Health and Human Services and the Williamson College of Business Administration. The program accommodates students from health and human service professions who require the skills and abilities for supervisory/managerial positions or who desire competence in health promotion. After completion of an academic core of course work, students may concentrate in either health promotion or administration for health and human service professions.

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